this is a question I'll be facing in a couple years when my wife and I have saved up enough and pull the trigger on our open-ended cruise
. We are in Chicago now. My plan was to take the northern route as we could sail a little more. I'm sure we'll end up taking the canals across NY, but the St. Lawrence and its wicked tides would be an amazing experience.
Have you looked at greatloop dot com? I think either way you choose, there would be some valuable information from them.
, here or elsewhere. We'd love to follow your adventure!